Julien Quentin

Klaver – Piano

Foto: Julien Mignot

French pianist Julien Quentin has established himself as a versatile and sensitivemusician, exhibiting great maturity and poise. His remarkable depth of musicianship anddistinct clarity of sound coupled with flawless technique, make him an artist in demand asboth soloist and chamber musician.He has made successful recital debuts in Paris (Salle Cortot), Geneva Conservatoire Halland Bargemusic in New York. He has appeared as soloist with the Wroclaw, Qatar andCórdoba Philharmonic Orchestras under such conductors as Tommaso Placidi, Paul Biss,and Han-Na Chang. Regularly invited to numerous international Festivals, Quentin’sappearances in Europe includeVerbier, Lucerne, Gstaad, Montreux, Zermatt, Dresden,Braunschweig, Schwetzingen, Ludwigsburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, BeethovenfestBonn, Radio France Montpellier and Saint Denis. A regular performer in North America, hehas appeared at the Ravinia, La Jolla and Mostly Mozart Festivals in the United States. Hehas broadcast in Canada, United States, Japan and in countries across Europe.Julien Quentin is a keen chamber musician and has collaborated with artists such asNicolas Altstaedt, Emanuel Ax, Lisa Batiashvili, Gautier Capuçon, Corey Cerovsek, MartinFröst, Sol Gabetta, David Garrett, Nelson Goerner, Ilya Gringolts, Gary Hoffman,Lawrence Power, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Sayaka Shoji, Kirill Troussov, and István Várdai.Touring internationally in America, Australia, Japan, the Middle East and throughoutEurope, he has appeared at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Wigmore Hall inLondon, the Louvre in Paris, theBaden-Baden Festspielhaus, the Berlin Philharmonie,theGewandhaus in Leipzig, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Mariinsky Theatre in SaintPetersburg, in Avery Fisher, Alice Tullyand Carnegie Halls in New York. He has recordedfor EMI, Channel Classics, Sony RCA, Hungaroton, Decca and Deutsche Grammophon.He also performed on the harpsichord, appearing in concert with Sarah Chang and theVerbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, as well as with Thomas Quasthoff and under thebaton of Leonidas Kavakos.Born in Paris, Julien Quentin started his studies at the Geneva Conservatory with AlexisGolovine. In 2002, he completed his Artist Diploma under the tutelage of Emile Naoumoffat Indiana University, where he held a one-year teaching position as Assistant Instructorand was a recipient of the Presser Award. In 2003, he received his Graduate Diploma fromthe Juilliard School, where he studied with György Sándor. He has also worked with PaulBadura-Skoda, Nikita Magaloff, György Sebök and Earl Wild.Julien Quentin now lives in Berlin. With ‘Musica Litoralis’ at Piano Salon Christophori, hehas managed to create an increasingly successful concert series reminiscent of the salonsof the Roaring Twenties.With visual artists, he explores new artistic visions bringingvarious art forms together. He also pursues his interest in other genres of music throughhis collaboration with pianists Kelvin Sholar, Kaan Bulak and Francesco Tristano, orproducers Adrien de Maublanc and Cesar Merveille in projects ranging from improvisationto producing electronic music, most notably within their new projects Midiminuit & LesCoeurs Brisés


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